1. Does a person have to be in hospice or receive a terminal diagnosis to use a death doula?
Not at all. Some clients want to get their end-of-life plans in order before the end of their lives begin. We encourage early or pre-planning and are happy to serve in that capacity.
2. Are you insured?
Yes, CM&F Group, Inc. provides Anitya Doula Services with comprehensive professional liability insurance.
3. Are you background-checked?
Yes. Many clients welcome doulas into their homes and most private moments. We recognize that this puts vulnerable people at risk.
We are proud to have been carefully vetted through criminal background checks, motor vehicle records, fingerprinting and personal reference checks for three respected organizations:
4. Are you certified as an end-of-life doula?
As of right now, state and local governments do not certify or regulate death doulas. It is up to the individual doula to seek out best practices.
Our doula Catherine Durkin Robinson has completed the End-of-Life Doula Program at the University of Vermont. Anitya Doula Services has also joined a highly respected professional organization, National End Of Life Doula Alliance (NEDA), in order to promote the highest quality of care for our clients.
5. Do you only serve clients in the Tampa Bay area?
No. Although we are primarily located in Tampa, we are happy to serve clients anywhere. We can travel or serve remotely.
6. What are your prices?
We operate on a sliding scale. Prices depend on the services you require, the time needed and your ability to pay. No one is turned away.